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Governor Nelson State Park

Because of its close proximity to Madison, many people seem to forget Governor Nelson State Park exists. The largest trail loop is clearly visible from the road, often making it far from peaceful. However,  the trails further back are quiet,… Continue Reading →

Pheasant Branch Conservancy

The Pheasant Branch Conservancy has something for every outdoor enthusiast, from hikers, runners, bikers and bird-watchers. The Conservancy is 550 acre areas of prairie and woodlands in the heart of Middleton, WI. There are multiple access points, including two parking… Continue Reading →

Indian Lake Park

At close to 500 acres, Indian Lake Park is a great go-to spot any time of the year. The park is an easy 15-20 minute drive from nearly anywhere in Madison. It features 6 hiking/cross-country ski trails, a small lake,… Continue Reading →

Governor’s Island

Tucked away behind the Mendota Mental Health Institute is a small island with some of the nicest views of Madison. Governor’s Island is a small park, now connected to the mainland by a cinder road (aptly called Cinder Lane). The… Continue Reading →

Olbrich Gardens and Bolz Conservatory

To many, Olbrich Gardens is a place to visit in the warm months for the blooms, rolling lawns, fountains and the Thai Pavilion. But in Winter the Bolz Conservatory is a small slice of tropical heaven. For a mere $2,… Continue Reading →

World Naked Bike Ride

Naked people. On bikes. Because? Madison. http://wnbrmadison.org/ Please follow and like us:

UW-SWAP

The University of Wisconsin’s Surplus With A Purpose shop is a treasure trove of used bits and bobs from the University. There is always plenty of useful stuff – office furniture, computer monitors, sporting equipment, washing machines and more. There… Continue Reading →

Sector67

Madison’s maker-space is located on quiet block of Winnebago Street next to the Madison Circus Space. Sector67 is dedicated to offering people interested in making things with their own hands a wide variety of tools. For $100 a month, members… Continue Reading →

Madison Science Museum

Madison’s newest museum is located on the 6th floor of the downtown MATC building. Founded by Professor Dave Nelson of the UW-Madison, the museum aims to make science interesting and accessible to all. A self-described pack-rat, much of the collection… Continue Reading →

Madison Walking Tours

Ya live in a place, but do you actually ever really LOOK at it? The Madison Trust for Historic Preservation provides a great way to slow down and observe the buildings of Madison. The hour-long tours take visitors around Mansion… Continue Reading →

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